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New Zealand Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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With the largest maritime collection in New Zealand, the Maritime Museum tells the remarkable stories of epic voyages and journeys that have shaped New Zealand's history and identity. The Museum's exhibitions explore the history and stories of the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Central, Auckland 1140, New Zealand
+64 9-373 0800
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Reviewed yesterday

A perfect place to learn about maritime. We had fun with the kids explaining each exhibit and how they work. It was a good learning experience for them. Thank you

Thank CastelloPikkard
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went twice to the museum. Free for kiwi residents so a very good deal in expensive Auckland. There is a mix of exhibitions. Enjoy

Thank christophe l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as we had a few hours to spare before catching a plane home. Spent almost 3 hours here, was really interesting and the boat that rocks was awesome, thought it was all in our heads lol, so much to look at and...More

Thank Vixsta S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a interesting museum. Located in Auckland Central Business District by the harbour. Worth a visit.

Thank Denis L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to score a complimentary tour of the museum with one of the staff named Bob, he was just fantastic. He took us through all of the exhibits in about 1.5-2 hours, which gave us a great overall insight into everything on...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could easily spend 2 or 3 hours exploring this museum. A good mixture of historic local boats and more modern maritime history. You can pay slightly extra and include a sail boat around the harbour

Thank david a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This maritime museum is well located near the CBD entrance to the Auckland Viaduct harbor where the large yachts are moored. The entrance cost is about $10 to tourists and free to locals. The range of boats etc. is great with racing yachts (KZ1 "Black...More

Thank Murray T
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We chose to take a half day at this museum. Got part way through the exhibits, went to the viaduct for lunch and returned to see the rest of the museum. Excellent description of the migration of Maori peoples (putting together details of what we...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The museum was well worth the visit as it provided some great insight into the maritime history not just of Auckland but also all of New Zealand and very interesting

Thank Simon D
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This museum has very interesting history of immigrants and various boats. We only visited the ground floor due to having limited time available. Enjoyed the interactive yacht steering display. It was very quiet on the Monday we visited, outside of school holidays. Entry is free...More

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August 12, 2018|
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Response from Marilyn S | Reviewed this property |
0 Votes North Island: If you plan to start in Bay of Islands, take the shuttle flight (50 minutes) instead of van transfer (4-5 hours). I stayed in Paihia. Take tour to Cape Reinga (full day). Visit Russell & Kauri Puketi... More
Mike G
March 6, 2017|
Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi Mike, apologies for the delay in our response, we didn't get a notification about this question. At present we don't take online bookings system for general entry for the public, just for harbour sailings as they can sell... More
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Marketing_at_NZMM | Property representative |
Hi younglue, apologies we missed this question. Yes, we do have on-site luggage storage which is free of charge. Ask at our front desk if you want to make use of this service.